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posted Mar 10, 2020
American Trails Staff
By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.
posted Oct 25, 2019
Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails
To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
posted Aug 2, 2019
Mike Passo with American Trails
A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.
posted Jun 11, 2019
Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service,
Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.
Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.
published Dec 18, 2018
Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.
published Sep 1, 2002
Lindsy Johnson, MCRP
Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.
published Jan 1, 2014
Water trails are a unique form of recreation—in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.
published Aug 1, 2015
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
posted Nov 20, 2018
Take an in depth look at Trail Towns through programs in Kentucky and Michigan. Learn how community partners work to implement economic development, recreation and quality of life planning through Trail Towns.
posted May 3, 2018
Conceived as an ecotourism destination, the trail enables exploration of the area by canoe or kayak, while providing an economic boost to surrounding rural communities.
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